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OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Sport & Physical Activity


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Single and Double:


Diploma = 2 A Levels

Extended Certificate = 1 A level


At level 3, students develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of activities and environments within the sport sector and now have the opportunity to specialise in different aspects of sports performance and sports development. The focus remains om enhancing student’s employability, so all units are directly relevant to real life work situations.

There are 3 externally examined units and a choice of centre-assessed units. The units may include the following:

  • Sports coaching
  • Activity Leadership
  • Nutrition and diet for sport
  • Sports Injuries and rehabilitation
  • Exercise and the body systems
  • Effects of physical activity

Special Features:

It will develop knowledge and understanding of the sports sector. This course is perfect for students who wish to prepare for employment in sport and physical activity sector. This course will involve practical and theory lessons, with a variety of assessment methods.

Entry requirements: Please refer to The John of Gaunt entry requirements.


Attendance is crucial throughout the course as there will be many assignments issued to you that will require completion to a set of deadlines. As well as this, the demands of the course are such that vital course content and practical sessions will form a basis for the information required to complete the assignments and low attendance will impact on students’ subject knowledge and awareness.


The units are graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. The qualification for the Extended Certificate is graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. The Diploma is graded as PP,PM,MM,MD,DD, DD*, D*D*.

Moving On:

It enables students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in specialist areas of sport provision, sports development and sport performance, which promotes progression onto further or higher education programmes or occupational training. It also promotes interaction between employers, centres and learners by relating teaching and assessment.



There is no exam at the end of the course, students will be assessed throughout the course with various tasks they are given to plan and lead.

Student destinations following Level 3 Sports Leadership

Sports Leadership is a widely recognised qualification that builds individuals skills in confidence and leading which shows employers and higher educational establishments students have given their own time to make an impact in sport.